Ave Azul de la Osa
Ave Azul de la Osa
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State Parks • Zoos • Gardens
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Ave Azul de la Osa is a federally licensed Avicultural compound, supporting conservation through captive propagation.Owner / Director of Ave Azul de la Osa, Patrick S. Dunn was director of Kauai Zoological Gardens and curator of birds for 8 years while managing the parrot park for near 17 years simultaneously. Now with Ave Azul he prevents endangered birds from extinction.
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Jutta Maas
1 contribution
Feb 2023
It was the best of my life visit ave azul. Patrick is a very good knowledge man who knows all whatever you ask. the birds are incredible and the museum he has is very special i love to go again see you soon patrick
Written 13 February 2023
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yiordan a
Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica3 contributions
Feb 2023
Ave Azul de Osa is a sanctuary in the Osa Corcovado peninsula, a magical and special place for me as well as its owner Patrick, an incredible person with a lot of experience in the area and its unique birds. I think of Costa Rica, so I recommend visiting Ave Azul de Osa. Whenever they visit the peninsula and Puerto Jimenez and its surroundings and meet this incredible person Patrick who is a legend for me and his knowledge that he emits and also his charisma as well as I learn a lot every time I visit him so if you go visit this magical place Regards. Thanks Patrick for everything and a nice experience.
Written 13 February 2023
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Sandy L
5 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Patrick is full of knowledge about the animals and birds of Costa Rica and elsewhere. The visit is absolutely worth the drive up to the Carate area if you’re on the Osa Penninsula. We have been twice and each time, we’ve come away with a richer understanding of this special ecosystem and if the birds flora and fauna in the region. The experience is laid back and lovely.
Written 7 February 2023
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Benjamin H
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Friends
Patrick is a wealth of knowledge about the region and his museum is worth a stop. I made the trip specifically to see his operation and I wasn’t disappointed
Written 15 January 2023
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wheatcom-travel
Surrey, Canada12 contributions
Feb 2022
A very interesting drive in to enjoy an afternoon on the porch drinking iced tea and chatting with Patrick and some of his birds. He is an incredibly knowledgeable person on flora, fauna and the history of the area. He shared his amazing collection of artifacts...things he has collected over years of working around the world in zoos and nature! Could have listened to even more of his stories but needed to carry on to see Carate!
Written 27 October 2022
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llmjls
Salem, OR7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Patrick is a wonderful host. His place is very beautiful. Plan on spending a whole day: you can get so much information! The museum is wonderful. This place is a must-see for anybody who loves beauty and nature. I saw coatimundi, all kinds of insects that would amaze including blue morpho butterflies and two types of monkeys
Written 12 October 2022
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Allison M
Seattle, WA1 contribution
Jul 2022
A group of friends and I visited Ave Azul recently and had a very nice time with Patrick, the proprietor of the Ave Azul. We were able to meet some beautiful, big parrots who were quite amiable. Some of the birds onsite were breeding pairs that could not be disturbed, but we could see them from a distance. There is a small, but packed natural museum inside, featuring everything from giant eggs, to butterflies and ancient pottery shards found in the jungle nearby. The road to get there was rough, so hopefully you have 4 wheel drive! ( But that's classic Costa Rica.)
Written 7 August 2022
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FamilyTravel
1 contribution
Jul 2022
We spent several hours with Patrick, and could easily have spent the whole day! Our group included 3 kids under age 12, and they were endlessly fascinated by all the incredible artifacts and animals (it's such a broad collection, and so thoughtfully displayed). It was a highlight of our trip to see the birds up close. So much work and care has gone into this sanctuary. We learned a lot (Patrick seems to have an endless wealth of knowledge), and would definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area!
Written 4 August 2022
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wenzzz79
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We spent a very interesting and instructive morning here. The ranch, which was mostly built by the owner himself, is located in the middle of the jungle. Patrick lovingly cares for his birds, which include abandoned and rescued animals. He is happy to share his expert knowledge, including about the flora and fauna of the area, and talks about his eventful life. The museum is also very worth seeing. If you want you can also stay overnight, from here several hiking trails start.
Written 14 April 2022
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Gordon J
1 contribution
Mar 2022
wonderful and special place. great place for a day hike or a relaxing bird experience on the shady porch with iced tea and an extensive collection of animal artifacts. Patrick is extremely knowledgeable and will happily tell you about every bird, bug, critter, tree, flower, fruit, and history of the region and conservation in general.
Written 21 March 2022
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